With the hugely massive Week 13 showdown between the Jets and Patriots perhaps set to decide not only the AFC East but also the entire AFC race, we stepped up our game, too. Who better to get the state of affairs on the Patriots than the man himself, Tom Brady?
So, we got the three-time Super Bowl winner and MVP quarterback on the line and hit him up as best we could on all things New England. Does he really hate the Jets? Is the offense currently better than the one with Randy Moss? And then the burning question of the day: What’s up with the hair?
We talk about it all with Tom and, yes, we hit him up about Gisele. I mean, let’s be honest. I DO have red blood coursing through my veins.
To be fair and balanced, I get the Jets side of things from one of the biggest fans of Gang Green that I know: Hank Azaria, one of the funniest and most popular voices of “The Simpsons” who is also appearing in the film “Love and Other Drugs,” currently in a theater near you. I also happen to be in not one but TWO fantasy leagues with Hank, whose playoff run in one league has been threatened by an injury bug straight out of the New York Giants. See if your team is suffering as similar a fate as Hank’s.
Eventually, we do get around to talking about “The Simpsons” and also the most famous new character in his vast collection, the legendary Jim Brockmire. (For those wondering who Brockmire is, check here.)
As if that’s not enough, we make a big announcement on this show. There’s now an official announcer lending his voice to the podcast: The Most Interesting Man in the World. True story. After spending decades as an actor on the silver and television screens, Jonathan Goldsmith has struck it big playing the man who is the life of parties he has never attended and once had an awkward moment just to see how it feels. Genius.
Goldsmith appeared in-studio to lay down some tracks for us. Afterwards, we chatted about the brilliant Dos Equis commercials that could be the funniest campaign on sports television.
Also, The Worm takes his usual spot in the Hot Topics segment joined by NFL Network reporter Kara Henderson, fresh back from covering the Falcons’ big win over the Packers. Yes, Falcons fans, we talk about your team at length and wonder if the Bears are truly the second-best team in the NFC.
Even the Chiefs get some quality discussion time before we turn our attention to the silliness Worm’s alter-ego, Nigel Spackle, has sparked in the United Kingdom, home to some of the most passionate fans of this podcast.
Yes, we’ve gone international. So, download and enjoy. And, as always, stay thirsty, my friends.